Urotrichus talpoides 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Talpidae

Scientific Name: Urotrichus talpoides Temminck, 1841
Common Name(s):
English Japanese Shrew Mole

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-31
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Abe, H.
Contributor(s): Abe, H. & Ishii, N.
Listed as Least Concern because it is widespread, common, there are no major threats, and it is not currently declining.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Japan. It is found on Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Awaji Island, Shodo Island, Oki Islands, Tsushima Island, Goto Islands, Mishima Island (Yamaguchi Prefecture) and Awashima Island (Niigata Prefecture) (Abe et al. 2005). It occurs from sea level up to 2,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common and dominant species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a semifossorial species that is common in grasslands, shrubland, and forests at low to medium elevations.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Urotrichus talpoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41489A22323186. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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